Woman dies following car accident near Ross River

A woman who was involved in a truck rollover near Ross River has died in a Vancouver hospital.

A woman who was involved in a truck rollover near Ross River has died in a Vancouver hospital.

On Friday, police were called to an accident that occurred about 93 kilometres southeast of Ross River, on the Robert Campbell Highway. A 2001 Ford Ranger had rolled into the ditch after the driver, a 43-year-old man from Haines Junction, lost control of the vehicle on a stretch of washboarded road. The passenger was a 50-year-old woman from Kelowna, B.C.

Both had worn seatbelts. Speeding and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident. The road conditions were not unusual, said Sgt. Brad Kaeding with the Yukon RCMP.

Neither individual reported injuries to the police. Police took them to Ross River. They chose not to go to the health centre.

On Sunday, the woman was taken to the Ross River health centre. She was medevaced to Whitehorse General Hospital, and then to Vancouver. She died the next morning in the hospital as a result of suspected brain injuries, a RCMP press release says.

An exact cause of death has not been determined. It’s not clear if the accident contributed to the woman’s death, Kaeding said.

Ross River RCMP is continuing to investigate. The Yukon and B.C. coroner’s offices are also involved.

No charges have been laid. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.